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Elena Helfrecht
ArtPhotography

Human beings are so obsessed with aesthetics; we’ve developed entire industries to temporarily and permanently altering the appearance of our bodies, even though we know that it doesn’t change the fact that we all feel ugly. Our bodies collect that ugliness as a mark of experience – the scars, cuts,

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Elmer Batters
ArtCvltureHistoryPhotography

Elmer Batters is widely considered a pioneer of fetish photography, and is considered one of the photographers who first popularized the foot fetish. His work was erotic with a focus on stockinged legs and feet, and in the late 1950s he self-published in magazines like Leg-O-Rama, Sheer Delight and Black Silk Stockings. Batters

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Teddie Taylor
ArtBlack MetalDoomMusicPhotography

All Photos and Text by Teddie Taylor Now together for twenty-three years, Taake are bringing true Norwegian black metal to North America this summer. Last night, they played at Siberia in New Orleans with Wolvhammer and local NOLA groups Mehenet and Witch Burial. Mehenet, the more obviously Taake-influenced of the

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Bobby Cochran
Apocalyptic BluesArtMusicNeo FolkPhotography

All Photos and text by Bobby Cochran Los Angeles-based Chelsea Wolfe makes a style of music that’s hard to pin down, ranging from eerie folk, to dark electronic, to dirgy doom metal, and everything in between.  Though it’s diversity, it maintains a thread of continuity that defines it as uniquely

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Apocalyptic BluesArtAvant GardeFeaturesMixtapesMusicPhotography

Via THE BRVTALIST Oliver Ho is a man of many hats – producing and releasing music under several monikers like Broken English Club, Raudive and Zov Zov (his duo with Tommy Gillard), thus allowing him to experiment with different kinds of music, going beyond the known post-punk and industrial influences. He consistently explores other sides

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ArtCvltureHistoryPhotography

I’ve looked at a lot of crime scene photos since starting this blog (ok…maybe before that, too), and I think these ones from 1920s NYC might be the worst I’ve seen yet. There’s something in the stark lighting that makes these look almost unreal; the scenes of terror frozen in

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ArtAvant GardeDoomFeaturesInterviewsMusicPhotographyPost Rock

Text and Photos: Brian Sepanzyk When Nick Yacyshyn told me where SUMAC was going to record their next album, What One Becomes, the first thing I thought was, ‘Someone needs to document this.’ Nick sent me a text with a link to a place called the Unknown: an old church that has been

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Ray Stevenson
ArtCvltureDeath RockHistoryMusicPhotography

Siouxsie Sioux is someone who has inspired me with her fearless musical creativity and genre-defying sounds, as well as her iconic sense of style that helped to define what we know now as deathrock and 80s goth. The Banshee’s band manager, Nils Stevenson – road manager of the Sex Pistols – brought

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Jan Saudek was born in the legendary city of Prague in 1935. He lived a controversial life for his time; his biographical notes on his site are a strange read, with reminiscences like, “1950 – I penetrate a woman. But only for a moment. I have to wait a good three years

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ArtCvltureJewelryPhotography

https://www.instagram.com/thrjar.jewelry/If you are a committed follower of the dark arts, it’s extremely likely that you will have, at some point or other,  stumbled across the work of respected Norwegian digital artist Daria Endresen. Her beautifully unnerving art has been captivating and feeding the hungry minds of art enthusiasts for several

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Abi Ghoulson
ArtGrindcoreHardcoreMusicPhotographyPower Violence

MAGRUDERGRIND only have a couple more dates left in their massive US tour, and we were lucky enough to capture their raging Vancouver show on film! These guys destroyed The Astoria alongside Yautja, Ogroem and Witchdr, and if you are able to see them on their last few dates we highly

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Via Cultura Inquieta / Text by Melissa Faithful Germany-based photographer Sandra Hoyn documented the life of a bizarre couple, Dirk and Jenny. The only difference from other modern couples is that Jenny is not a real person but a doll. Hoyn first met Dirk via an internet forum and decided to document his interesting

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